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The '''Peabody Essex Museum''' in Salem, Massachusetts, is considered one of the oldest continuously operating museums in the United States. It is a successor to the East India Marine Society, established in 1799.[ PEM website]. "Museum history." Retrieved 2011-02-16 It combines the collections of the former Peabody Museum of Salem (which acquired the Society's collection) and the Essex Institute.''The manual of museum exhibitions'' by Gail Dexter Lord (Rowman Altamira, 2002)[ ] The museum holds one of the major collections of Asian art in the US. Its total holdings include about 1.3 million pieces, as well as twenty-two historic buildings.[ Peabody Essex Museum...
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